The Kite Runner

WHO is Kamul AND what happened to him?

chapter 10

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For a week they stay in a basement with other refugees. Amir recognizes Kamal, who looks sickly and depressed, and Kamal’s father. Amir overhears Kamal’s father telling Baba what happened to Kamal that made him so weak. Four men caught Kamal out, and when he came back to his father he was bleeding “down there” (p. 120). Kamal no longer speaks, just stares.


The same thing happened to Kamal that had happened to Hassan. He was raped and understandably could not deal with what had happened to him, thus ending his life. His situation forms a connection to what happened to Hassan and Sohrab's suicide attempt.